Elsewhere in this forum I made a statement that even though a gate motor is fed from a removable plug-top in the garage it should still be controlled from a disconnection device within 1.5 meters from it. After researching the regulations for answers to another question I have come across some information which I believe proves me wrong.
6.9.3 Disconnecting devices for equipment Amdt 3
184.108.40.206 An appliance or equipment that is not supplied from a
socket-outlet, including equipment automatically or remote controlled,
shall be capable of being disconnected from the supply by an easily
accessible switch-disconnector. The disconnector shall be mounted (if
not specified elsewhere in this part of SANS 10142 (SABS 0142), but
excluding luminaire circuits) (see also 220.127.116.11) Amdt 1
a) within arm's reach from the terminals of the appliance, or
b) in a distribution board, if the device is capable of being locked in the
NOTE 3 The removal of a plug from a socket-outlet is a means of safe disconnection.